For our batch starting in 2006, we at IBAB were delighted with an intelligent batch of 32 students from all over India. Besides our rigorous academic curriculum one of the things we foster strongly at IBAB is the possibility of entrepreneurship. We encourage our students to explore ideas with commercial value and help the students launch a commercial venture.
Abhishek Chhibbar is a merit student of Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, from where he did his M.Sc Microbiology. He has worked on projects like sewage treatment (PCRI), petroleum exploration (ONGC), tissue culture (FRI), analysis of pharmaceutical products (Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.) and continued working as a microbiologist at Akums. He is interested in drug design research, clinical trials, structural biology and software designing.
Anurag Khanduri completed his BE in Biochemical Engineering from Kumaon Engineering College, Almora. He did summer training in Mohan Meakins and Homeopathetic Pharmacopiea Laboratory and worked on a project ‘Plasmid DNA Vaccine’ and another project on biofuel. He is interested in biochemistry, protein structure, enzyme engineering and bioprocessing engineering.
Aparna Radhakrishnan completed her B.Sc. Microbiology from Mitibhai College, Mumbai and M.Sc. Biotechnology from Dayanada Sagar College of Biological Sciences, Bangalore. She joined IBAB to coalesce her biological knowledge and passion for computers.
Ashish Kumar Agrawal completed his graduation in Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. His keen interest in computer programming and clinical aspects of biology brought him to IBAB. He would like a future in the field of clinical trials.
Avik Mandal is a graduate in biomedical engineering from Samrat Ashok Technical Institute, Vidisha, affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal. He is interested in doing research in the field of Bio Molecular Nanotechnology and feels that the knowledge IBAB imparts in the field of molecular biology and computational biology will help him achieve this.
Bikash Ch Purohit is a post-graduate in LifeSciences (BioChemistry) from Sambalpur University, Orissa. He worked as a research fellow in the Biochemistry Department, Central University, Hyderabad for one year. He is interested in working on protein folding, protein-protein interactions and their interactions with other biomolecule. He would like to apply computational skills in these areas.
Deepti Sharma did her postgraduation in Botany from Banaras Hindu University. Her M.Sc. project was in genetic tools in cyanobacteria. During her studies she developed a keen interest in computational biology, drug designing and drug delivery, proteomics, sequence analysis and hopes the skills acquired at IBAB will help in her future endeavours.
Gaurav Thareja is a biomedical engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. He would like to use his instrumentation and computational skills to solve biological problems. His interests include machine learning, sequence analysis, drug designing and computer modeling. He joined IBAB to gain knowledge of biology and also to hone his computer and mathematical skills.
Dr. Jayateerth is an MBBS from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka. He has worked in private hospitals in Karnataka and Kerala as a Medical Officer in the Departments of ‘Emergency and Trauma ‘and ‘Nephrology’. He joined the bioinformatics course at IBAB so that he would be enabled to work with a team involved in finding solutions to biological problems.
Kanchan Achyut Pai completed her B.E. in Biotechnology at K.I.T. College of Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. She did a one year B.E. Project on ‘Synergistic Effect of Pterocarpus marsupium Robx. and Trigonella foenum graceum Linn on ß-Cell regeneration’. She is interested in animal tissue engineering and nanotechnology and would like to apply the knowledge of bioinformatics in these areas.
Kartik Rajan is a graduate in biotechnology from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. His interests lie in population and evolutionary genetics and ideally he would like to pursue research in the field of genetic diversity of the Indian population with the aim to use this information in optimizing drug design and delivery.
Kishlay Kumar Singh is a botany honours graduate from IGNOU. He has a keen interest in exploiting biomolecules found in plants. He believes that the technical skills acquired at IBAB will help him in achieving this goal.
Logesh Raja Mani received his postgraduate degree in biochemistry from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He hopes the bioinformatics course at IBAB will help him explore his interest in genomics, proteomics, molecular modeling and drug design. He would like to utilize his knowledge in the area of life science research.
Madhusudhan Sanjeev Kumar holds an M.Sc Biotechnology degree from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy and a B.Sc from Loyola College, Chennai. His interests include molecular biology, psychology and management. He believes that the diverse academic and professional experience to be gained at IBAB will help him achieve his goal of becoming an entrepreneur.
Maithilee Singh is an M.Sc Botany from the University of Delhi. While working on two projects she developed an interest in bioinformatics. She also did a summer internship under Dr. Ruplal, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. She published an article ‘Recent studies in insecticide resistant Bt genes’ in the Indian Journal for Multidisciplinary Research published from the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research and Action (CMRA), Kerala.
Malathy Hepzibah V is a BTech graduate in Industrial Biotechnology, from GCT Coimbatore, Anna University. The basics of bioinformatics which she learned, induced a curiosity in this field and hence she decided to join IBAB. Her interests include genetic engineering, immunology and psychology. She hopes to apply bioinformatics tools for research in the area of neuroscience.
Megha Rani Soni has an MSc in biotechnology from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. As a part of the programe she did summer training at C.D.R.I. Lucknow in the Molecular and Structural Biology Department. This was on the purification and biophysical studies of enzyme SHMT isolated from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She also worked on the project ‘Cloning of MAPK genes from Oryza sativa’ at N.C.P.G.R. New Delhi.
Nanda Pandey is a postgraduate in microbiology from Avadh University, Faizabad. As part of her Master’s degree she did a project entitled ‘Expression and purification of anthrax toxin component from Bacillus anthracis’ from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi. She has a keen interest in the areas of molecular biology, computational biology and pharmacogenomics.
Neha Srivastava has done her B.Tech. Biotechnology (Biochemical Technology) from Allahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. She trained in lab techniques at the Biotechnology Department of Allahabad University, did a project on Azotobacter from IIFCO, Allahabad and an internship at Natural Remedies Private Limited, Bangalore.
Nirupama Biswal is postgraduate in biotechnology from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University. Her curiosity to understand life made her take up the bioinformatics course at IBAB so that she can act as an interface between man and machine. She is interested in stem cell therapy, drug designing and molecular biology.
Poornima Helene Ravi completed her B.Tech in Biotechnology from Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala and her final year project was entitled ‘Reduction of chromium content in tannery effluent’. Her fields of interest include computational biology, enzyme technology and drug discovery.
Praveen S is a post graduate in the field of biotechnology, from Bangalore University. As a part of the curriculum, he did a project at Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala. His field of interests are protein modeling, drug designing and sequence analysis. He hopes to work on the computational aspects of biology and this is what brought him to IBAB.
Priyanka A M Miranda holds a B.E in Biotechnology from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Her project was ‘A study of fish protease from the visceral tissues of Japanese Threadfin Bream, Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch, 1792)’. Her interest in medical research and pharmacology led her to take up the course at IBAB.
Puppala Shamantha is a postgraduate in Biochemistry from Osmania University. Her interest lies in discovering the secrets hidden in DNA and proteins and the way the information is controlled in living systems. Bioinformatics at IBAB she feels is an excellent platform for this. Earlier, she was a summer trainee at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
Purushottam Sharma is a veterinary graduate from the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. He is passionate to learn more about pharmacology, immunology and the genetic regulation of predisposing factors of certain diseases. His keen interest in these subjects along with computers brought him to IBAB.
Sachin D Patil is a graduate in biotechnology from P. O. Nahata College, Bhusawal (North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon). He aspires to do research in biotechnology and hopes the bioinformatics course at IBAB will help him achieve this.
Sailaja Devaguptapu completed her master’s degree in human genetics from Andhra University. She is interested in molecular modeling and drug designing aspects of bioinformatics and hopes this will enable her to work on designing effective drugs at lower prices.
Sangita S Sarangi is a postgraduate in botany, from Utkal University, Orissa. She has also qualified GATE-06 with 90 percentile. She is interested in using the tools and techniques of bioinformatics for research in the area of molecular biology, drugs designing, proteomics and genetic engineering. She is also interested in stem cell research.
Shirin Elina Dias is a B.E Biotechnology graduate from NMAMIT, Nitte. Her project was on ‘Antibacterial Activity of Memecylon malabaricum’. The two main reasons which brought her to IBAB are her desire to become a biologist with IT skills and the opportunity to study and work with people from different backgrounds.
Shobha K is a graduate in civil engineering from G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, A.P. She is eager to learn different topics such as those offered by IBAB and is keen to work in industry where she can use her computational skills in an efficient and interesting way.
Sneha Suneel Sarmukadam completed her M.Sc in Health Sciences from the University of Pune. As a part of the curriculum she did a project at the National AIDS Research Institute, (NARI), Bhosari, Pune entitled ‘Sub typing of HIV-1 strains recently circulating in Pune and its correlation with the CTL responses’. She hopes to design drugs and vaccines for fighting HIV.
Soumyabrataa Kundu is a BTech in Biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology. As a part of the curriculum she did her summer training on ‘Bioreactor Designing’ at Murhopye Scientific Company, Mysore. In her final year project, she worked extensively on ‘The evaluation of the antioxidant properties of Tea extracts on DNA damage and repair’.
Subhamoy Mukherjee holds an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Madras where he developed a passion for DNA, its structure and expression. He would like to work in the field of structural biology and drug designing. He believes that in IBAB his creative skills will be nurtured and this will help his career in the field of biological sciences.
Sujith Raj Kothapeta did his post graduation in organic chemistry from Kakatiya University, A.P. His interest in computational chemistry and drug designing discovery brought him to IBAB. As he comes from a non-biological background he hopes this course will give him the required skill sets.
Suman Kumar Singh completed his BSc in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. He has done short term training projects in gene cloning techniques and medical microbial techniques. His keen interest in sequence analysis, molecular modeling, proteomics and biostatistics brought him to IBAB.
Sunitha Yadav completed her bachelor’s in biotechnology from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore and concurrently obtained a diploma in plant tissue culture and another one in genetic engineering. She has a keen interest in the field of female reproductive biology and drug designing and would like to do research in this field.
Syama Chandran M is a BTech, Biotechnology from Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Thrissur, Kerala. She did her project on ‘Production of Biosurfactants and its Optimisation’. She is interested in genetic engineering, sequence analysis, drug design and computational biology.
Viswanaga Sandeep Donela did his BTech Biotechnology from Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai. His project was on human genetic diversity, using blood samples of different tribes at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His interests lie in DNA sequencing, drug designing and computational biology. IBAB he feels, will give him insight into molecular modeling.